VAC-Header.jpbThe Venice Art Crawl, a celebration of art and community, kicks off another festive evening of high-spirited art, entertainment and culture on Thursday, June 18.

Come be entertained and be entertaining! This month’s events includes not just visual events, but performances such as Bloomsday at Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd). Plus actors from 10 West, the Groundlings and more take over the back room at Canal Club performing improv games from 8-9pm (2025 Pacific Ave.)

Established galleries such as Shulamit Gallery also get involved in the crawl (6-8pm)….check out the current exhibition titled “Piecemaker.” The solo exhibition features new paintings by Canadian-born artist Melanie Daniel.

VAC-Shulamit-Figment-2014-Oil-on-canvas-60-X-75-cm-Melanie-DanielSee Image: Melanie Daniel, Figment, 2014, Oil on canvas 60x75cm

Drawing from her experiences living in Israel for the past twenty years – seven of which she has spent in the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Jaffa – Piecemaker is a striking body of work that reflects Daniel’s negotiation of her own hybrid identity and moments of cultural dislocation. This selection of paintings presents dichotomous motifs, sublime color palettes, abstracted landscapes and dreamlike settings that confound concrete storylines. Unique formal and compositional elements unite to create a sense of unease that is rooted in the artist’s personal experiences living in her adopted home. 17 N. Venice Blvd.

The Venice Art Crawl is an organization by and for the people and is five years strong in this beachside community. VAC is now part of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and wants to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice populace through mixers and art events hosted by local businesses and artists’ studios. The VAC’s goal is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community.

Head to Abbot Kinney…there are several events here. Ecole Claire Fontaine (1107 Abbott Kinney) hosts an event. “Pieces” features Fred Ceballos, Alex Ceballos, ACACIA, Audrey McNamara, Elisabeth Keating, Sheep Wolf, D.J. NEFF CANLOVE, La.Marche. performing artist- PCR Jason Wolchuk,west ghost, Mr. mcmacintosh, RA RA, Rosehead, Nago.

Wylie Wilson (1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice) features “Art by John Cesar” from 8pm till? Stop to take in the art while enjoying some live music with a local jazz band. or

PLisa Robyn Deautchop into Remax Abbott Kinney (1413 Abbott Kinney) to see the work of Lisa Robyn Deutsch (see image).

Deutsch is a designer and decorator. She has worked on numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. She is known for her spiritual photography.

Another art happening takes place at Ohm Salon (1605 Abbot Kinney).

One more on Abbot Kinney, AUST (1617 Abbot Kinney Blvd,) features the art of Francesco Masci. Tunes by the Cerny Brothers. See Article by Kathy Leonardo featuring This is Aust in the Argonaut Newspaper.

At Sunny Bak Studios, enjoy a popup art event, where sharing art ideas are presented to the audience including and others and preview of VAC auction art from Julian Lennon, Todd Goodman, David Stine.

CVAC-Create-fixatereate:Fixate offers a group show featuring local Venice artists in an intimate beachside gallery setting. Artists include Andrew Covall, Gus Harper, Gary Palmer, The event takes place at the Cadillac Hotel (Dudley and Speedway)

The VAC happens in the evening four times a year on the third Thursday of the quarter months. For 2015: March 19, June 18, September 17 and December 17.

Visit the Venice Art Crawl Facebook page, and follow VAC on Twitter @VeniceArtCrawl  #VeniceArtCrawl

FREE ADMISSION! Pick up VAC map at Danny’s Venice Restaurant, 23 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291; (310) 566-5610; or CLICK HERE to see map.

What: Venice Art Crawl
Where: Various Pop up venues throughout Venice
When: Thursday June 18, 2015, 6-10PM